Gallery Update: Hannah Verlin

September 11, 2012

Far Away Up Close: Hannah Verlin

Artist Talk: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 11:30 am
Hardie Building, 23 Essex St. Room 201

Artist Reception: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 5 – 8 pm

Hannah Verlin, Stars, ink on paper, 2012

Hannah Verlin’s artwork all shares an aesthetic of belied simplicity. Shapes are limited to basic geometries of squares, circles, and triangles. The color palette is restrained to black and white with only the occasional burst of color in contrast. The materials are familiar-paper, cloth, and string-with minimal manipulation.

The work covers a range of themes: history, time, the printed page, literary tradition, love, and outer space. Time and the artist’s hand are ever present in the work-hand-written text, repetition of form, torn paper, and dripping ink. The act of creation can be felt with immediacy in the final form.

Verlin received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2005. In addition to gallery based art, she has created many site-specific and temporary public works throughout New England. In 2011 the Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded her a Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation and she received a Fellowship in Visual Art from Somerville Arts Council. She lives and works in Somerville, MA.

301 Gallery is located at 301 Cabot St. Beverly
Hours: Mon – Fri, 11 am – 2 pm, Sat, 12 – 5 pm